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Management options for control of irrigation-induced erosion

Sojka, R.E. (1996) Management options for control of irrigation-induced erosion. Proceedings of the Winter Commodity Schools. 28:95-103.

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Irrigation-induced erosion is a threat both to the sustainability of irrigated agriculture and to
global food security. Arid zone soils are usually low in organic matter and poorly aggregated,
with thin, easily eroded A horizons. Carter (1993) demonstrated that, once eroded, yield
potentials of PNW soils are severely reduced (Table 1). Furthermore, furrow irrigation, used
on much of the world's irrigated land, is an inherently erosive process.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0907
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Erosion
Soil > Erosion
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:54
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 22:51
Item ID: 661